Annotated Bibliography Assignment 2

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*please follow all instructions carefully and correctly. I have attached a paper that has my research question and hypothesis listed. This does not have to be a flowing paper. Do it in question and answer for with APA references please.*

Assignment 2: RA: Annotated Bibliography

In your final paper for this course, you will need to write a Methods section that is about 3–4 pages long where you will assess and evaluate the methods and analysis of your proposed research.

In preparation for this particular section, answer the following questions thoroughly and provide justification/support. The more complete and detailed your answers for these questions, the better prepared you are to successfully write your final paper:

  • What is the problem being addressed by your research study?
  • State the refined research question and hypothesis (null and alternative).
  • What are your independent and dependent variables? What are their operational definitions?
  • Who will be included in your sample (i.e., inclusion and exclusion characteristics)?
  • How many participants will you have in your sample?
  • How will you recruit your sample?
  • Identify the type of measurement instrument to be used to collect the raw numeric data to be statistically analyzed and the type of measurement data the instrument produces.
  • What issues will you cover in the informed consent?
  • If there is potential risk or harm, how will you ensure the safety of all participants?
  • Name any possible threats to validity and steps that can be taken to minimize these threats.
  • What type of parametric or nonparametric inferential statistical process (correlation, difference, or effect) will you use in your proposed research? Why is this statistical test the best fit?
  • State an acceptable behavioral research alpha level you would use to fail to accept or fail to reject the stated null hypothesis and explain your choice.

This paper may be written in question-and-answer format rather than a flowing paper. Write your response in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, save your document as M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area .
Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Stated the problem being addressed.

8

Stated the refined research question and hypothesis (null and alternative).

6

Stated the independent and dependent variables and provided the operational definitions.

12

Discussed sample characteristics and size.

8

Discussed a sample recruitment strategy.

6

Identified the type of measurement instrument to be used and the type of measurement data the instrument produces.

8

Discussed the informed consent and potential risk and protection factors.

12

Named the possible threats to validity and steps that can be taken to minimize these threats.

12

Discussed the type of parametric or nonparametric inferential statistical process that will be used and why it is a best fit.

8

Stated an acceptable behavioral research alpha level for analyzing the data.

4

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

16

Total:

100

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Running head: RESEARCH QUESTION AND HYPOTHESIS Research Question and Hypothesis Damita J. Jones Dr. John Pitselos Argosy University Online RESEARCH QUESTION AND HYPOTHESIS 2 Research Question and Hypothesis Research Question The revised quantitative research question is: • Is there any positive relationship between alcoholism and child abuse by parents? Hypotheses From this revised research question, the null and alternative hypotheses are as follows: • H0 (null hypothesis): There is no positive relationship between alcoholism and child abuse by parents? • HA (alternative hypothesis): There is a positive relationship between alcoholism and child abuse by parents. Discussion In research, a null hypothesis required is required in research because it is meant to propose the non-existence of statistical significance in a set of specified observations. The null hypothesis tries to depict that there is no variation between the variables tested or the variables have no relationship like in the case of this study where the relationship between alcoholism and child abuse is being tested. When drawing conclusion, the null hypothesis is rejected or not rejected. The decision to reject or not reject the null hypothesis depends on the data analysis results (University of California, n.d.). In this case, it will be rejected is a positive relationship between alcoholism and child abuse is confirmed. RESEARCH QUESTION AND HYPOTHESIS 3 The relationship of my hypothesis to the identified problem is that the hypothesis proposes what the research is likely to establish as the major findings (University of California, n.d.). The study confirms from literature that there is a serious concern among forensic psychologist about the abuse of children by alcoholic parents and guardians. Since this study focuses on a serious problem that calls for a research and careful study, some propositions have to be made about what the study is likely to establish. In this case, there is the possibility of some connection between the maltreatment of children and alcoholism. My hypothesis is considerably feasible in various ways. One of the reasons making it feasible is that it is statistically viable and can be tested. Data would be collected on alcoholic parents and non-alcoholic parents and cases of child abuse from each. Analysis would then be made to determine whether child abuse is at least more pronounced in families governed by alcoholic parents or not. The other factor making the hypothesis feasible is that previous studies and documented cases project the possibility of such a relationship between the tested variables. The hypothesis is measurable and testable. The data collected would be quantitative. The number of child abuse cases among alcoholic parents would be noted compared to the number of the same cases among non-alcoholic parents. A regression analysis and correlation between the two variables would be used to tests the research hypothesis. RESEARCH QUESTION AND HYPOTHESIS 4 References University of California. (n.d.). Null Hypothesis (H0). Retrieved January 7, 2018, from ucdavis.edu: http://psc.dss.ucdavis.edu/sommerb/sommerdemo/stat_inf/null.htm
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What is the problem being addressed by your research study?

Alcoholism and other drug abuse have indeed adversely affected many households.
Specifically, child abuse has since been considered a national epidemic. Statistics indicate that
more than one million children are victims of child abuse along with neglect and this is
significantly contributed to the alcoholism among their parents and guardians (Nijhawan et al.
2013). Therefore, the research study is designed to examine the link between alcoholism with the
increasing cases of child abuse by parents in different societies with hopes of mitigating the
social issue of child maltreatment through the development of various policies and action plans.

State the refined research question and hypothesis (null and alternative).

Research Question

The revised quantitative research question is:


Is there any positive relationship between alcoholism and child abuse by parents?

Hypotheses

From this revised research question, the null and alternative hypotheses are as follows:


H0 (null hypothesis): There is no positive relationship between alcoholism and child
abuse by parents?



HA (alternative hypothesis): There is a positive relationship between alcoholism and child
abuse by parents.

ASSIGNMENT 2

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What are your independent and dependent variables? What are their operational
definitions?

The research involves both the independent and dependent variables. The independent
variable in a study is ...


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